Tender Loving Care


The blackened finger
Stump shows skyward
To man’s
Cost cutting coverall
And rationality,                                                                                                                       austerity or not
Not offering out
To those in poverty
But offering out
To tender                                                                                                                                              not loving care,                                                                                                                                   Just tender

(For people not familiar with Yorkshire dialect “out” can also sound like “owt” or “anything”)

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5 thoughts on “Tender Loving Care

  1. Pingback: Tender Loving Care | cheryl62blog

  2. Lovely… though I’m still not sure how to pronounce the out 😉

  3. I’m a southerner, but I read the out as owt first time. A fine poem, with or without the 2 meanings!

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